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evening, brian. despite those calls from the highest levels of the u.s. government, the pastor here says he is not backing down. on the anniversary of september 11, he plans to take the islamic holy book and burn it. burn the koran. pastor terry jones says he has more than 200 koran and he claims a message from god to pile them up and burn them saturday. >> it is by no means a stunt. we have thought this out. we have prayed this through. we believe that this type of message is right now very, very necessary in america before it's too late. >> reporter: the church's associate pastor -- >> it's a smith & wesson .40 caliber. >> reporter: -- says he's now armed after hundreds of e-mails from around the world flooded the church's in-box. messages like, swear by almighty god, i will slay the church pastor terry jones in front of the church's door. the dove world outreach center sits outside a cow pasture in rural gainesville, florida. the congregation here numbers less than 50. while this afternoon their leader said he is undeterred -- >> we have no intention of cancelling. >> reporter: -- pas
secretary gates endorses the warning about the threats to u.s. warnings. >> i worry it will turn into violence against our troops in iraq, afghanistan, other places as well. >> the man at the center of the hateful exercise. >> we have no intention of cancelling. >> the counterbalance, the memphis congregation which has loaned it to worshippers building an islamic center, literally, next door. our special guests in their first joint interview, pastor steve jones. presidential punch -- >> if we're going to give tax breaks to companies, let it go to companies that create jobs here in america. not -- that's what this election is all about. >> all politics local. also, a lot of stupidity is local. a would-be republican congressman from ohio insists, hands off state's civil rights. >> we need to get our federal government out of the way. we need to allow our local governments to become more involved. scooter libby is back. >> i learned two things from this. one is the world is not just. and the second is, it doesn't do any good to lie. >> and yet, lying he did. >> and the quote of the
be founded. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "countdown" with keith olbermann starts right now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? it is not that difficult a question, sarah palin. koran burning. for, against, thoughts? 1:46 p.m. edt no comment. 5:13 p.m. edt koran burning is insensitive, unnecessary. pastor jones, please stand down. the governor of mississippi -- >> i don't think there is any excuse for it. >> defense secretary gates endorses the petraeus warning about the risk to u.s. forces as does general odierno. >> i'm worried it will turn into violence against our troops in iraq, afghanistan, andç other places as well. >> and the man at the center of the hateful exercise -- >> we have no intention of counseling. >> the counterballots, the memphis congregation which has loaned its church to worshipers building an islamic center, literally next door. our special guests in their first joint interview, pastor steve stone and center chairman dr. shalah. presidential punch. >> if we're going to give tax breaks to companies they should go
then anthony placido of the dea on u.s. drug enforcement and intelligence gathering. from the nation's capital, this is "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> over the last two years that has meant taking on powerful interests. powerful interests who have been dominating the agenda in washington for a very long time but they are not always happy with me. they talk about me like a dog. [applause] that is not in my prepared remarks -- but it is true. remarks -- but it is true. host: president obama kicking off the midterm elections with his remarks, prepared an otherwise yesterday in milwaukee, a state that he won in 2008 and where a number of key congressional races are shaping up. it is back to work today following the labor day weekend. the president is in washington. congress returns next week. some of the headlines this september 7. "the new york times" -- once a dynamo, they tech sector slow to hire. and tomorrow obama to push tax breaks for businesses. and the business s
gates endorses the petraeus warning about the risk to u.s. forces as does general odierno. >> i'm worried it will turn into violence against our troops in iraq, afghanistan, and other places as well. >> and the man at the center of the hateful exercise -- ç >> we have no intention of counseling. >> the counterballots, the memphis congregation which has loaned its church to worshipers building an islamic center, literally next door. our special guests in their first joint interview, pastor steve stone and center chairman dr. bashar shallah. presidential punch. >> if we're going to give tax breaks to companies they should go to jobs that create jobs here in america not that create jobs overseas. that's one difference between the republican vision and the democratic vision. that's what this election is all about. >> all politics is local. also, a lot of stupidity is local. a would-be republican congressman from ohio insists, hands off states civil rights. >> we need to get the federal government out of the way and allow our local governments to become more involved. >> scooter li
this together on such short notice. for those of us who are jews, , some jewish we know what it is like when people have attacked us verbally, attacked us physically and others remained silent. it tcjhhn>'n, americaw"# in 2010 without the response of the religious community. we speak out because we know that hate crimes and hate speech are not mere acts of disreputableiv! assaults or arsons or derivative their attacks on the pillars of the public and the guarantors of our freedom. betrayalo >> what an honor and privilege is for me having stood on the mall for years ago under similar circumstances where we were talking about liberty and justice for all. the statement that we have worked together collectively reads the sleeve. religious leaders denounced anti- muslim bigotry, call for america's respect for tradition a religious liberty. as religious leaders in this great country we have come together in our nation's capital to denounce categorically the derision, misinformation, and outright bigotry being directed against america's muslim community. we bear a sacred responsibility to honor ame
the shark. the man who wrote the notorious sitcom in u.s. history, or episode i should say, defends what he did with the fawns. maybe she's right. the show starts right now. well, apparently the president thinks if we keep printing money we don't have, ignore the ongoing extraction that's plaguing our country, eventually the economy will turn around. forget fixing the system that keeps all the capital with the select few who gamble it or incentivize those with capital to take it out of the country? why would you do that? call it free trade. the president's latest proposal, i should say, a spending tree of $50 on new infrastructure spending. now that we don't need the infrastructure, it's interesting to spend the money we don't have while you leave a giant hole in the bucket seeping out of the country. the president's plan to rebuild 150,000 miles of roads, 4,000 miles of rail line. critics lining up calling the president's plan an ineffective one that will plunge us further into debt. of course, the republicans no more ready to address our real problems, just happy to take the job of screwi
morning. we are on freedom watch this u. morning. >>> u.s. hiker sarah shourd could be heading home within hours after spending more than a year of her life alone in an iranian prison. the question is, of course, if iran will make good on its word. >>> a dangerous situation unfolding in the atlantic ocean, hurricane igor now a category four storm and gaining strength. we've got details on whether the east coast could be in line for a direct hit. >>> uplifting news about jobs out there. we have the sixobs with six-figure salaries that don't require you spend four years of your life hitting the books. >> i don't kno if i know about that story, i want my kids to hit the books. join the live conversation right now. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> new this morning, surveying the damage, victims of the san bruno gas explosions and fires were allowed back into their neighborhoods for the first time this morning. four people are confirmed dead and in all 37 homes were destroyed. california regulators ordering pg&e to insct all gasines in the state. >>> firefighters battling a wildfire outside of b
the u.s. has blundrd into the scenario with one overreaction or another. bin laden needs to be the object of our hoss tilts, national security and contempt and deserves to be taken seriously. but most of what he has achieved we do ourselves. bin laden does not deserve that we even inadvertently fuffleful unimagined dreams. here's more from the president friday at this news conference. i think in this day and age there is always going to be the potential for an individual or a small group of individuals, if they are willing to die, to kill other people. some of them are going to be very well organized and some of them are going to be random. that threat is there and it's important, i think, for the american people to understand that and not to live in fear. it's just a reality of today's world that there are going to be threats out there. we have i think greatly improved our homeland security security since 9/11 occurred. you know, i am constantly impressed with the dedication that our teams apply to this problem. they are chasing down every threat, not just from al qaeda
: they haven't called yet. jenna: you've got to get on that. thank you for joining us everybody. jon: "america live" starts right now. megyn: we are learning about a new possible federal policy change, yet another one on illegal immigration. one that looks like it asks police officers to give some illegal immigrants a free pass. that's where we begin "america live." hi, everybody i'm megyn kelly. megyn: this has been an evolving thing we've been watching closely. here is how the latest policy change would work. if police pulled someone over for a traffic stop and discovered they are in the country illega illegally the poe would be forced to let that person go without calling federal agents, unless that individual is already a convicted felon. critics, not surprisingly, are already blasting the proposal. trace gallagher has the details live from our west coast newsroom. trace, here we go again. >> reporter: hey, megyn, the reason the critics are blasting this proposal is because if it is in fact adopted it would amount to a catch and release program. just so we all know what we are talking abou
was overseas. he wanted to be in the united states to do it. now, the name that he is use, cordoba house he explains in his "new york times" op-ed, it was inspired by the city in spain where muslims, christians and jews coexisted in the middle ages during a period of great cultural enrichment created by muslims. and, of course, there is nothing in this entire discussion that is free of controversy, even that statement is challenged by some people to say things weren't as good in cordoba, spain in the 1500s and 1400s, as this imam would have you believe. but you're going to hear it from him, himself, tonight on "larry king live." soledad o'brien will be interviewing him for the first time on television tonight. deborah feyerick, as well, has been following this story with great detail. if we want to know more about who this man is, how and why he got to the center of this controversy, you can hear it best from deborah. listen to this. >> reporter: you have never heard him speak. this is what imam abdul rauf has to say. >> the major theme in islam is the oneness of god. and that we should wor
if kerry can hear us at this point either. but again, this is this pastor terry jones. he's planning, as he say, to burn the koran. i think we've worked out the audio. let's listen in. >> i believe what has sometimes escaped the news media, we have also received quite a bit of support. just yesterday we got a phone call from a retired special force green beret, delta force. it's his opinion that people from the field, the special forces he told us are ç100% behind us. he was saying that it was there in yugoslavia when the radical muslims, and that is the element that we are aiming at. that is the element that we want for them to back down. he said he was there in yugoslavia when they burnt down 150 churches. he said he was there as a three-story building that was a hospital, a three-story building full of christians was burnt to the ground, and they were allowed to do nothing. because of international pressure, because of policies. they were allowed to do nothing. our military men who are trained to rescue lives, to save lives, to protect our country stood in front of a three-story hospit
security. u.s. troops pulled out last summer. iraqi forces had moved into the lead with considerable skill and commitment to their fellow citizens. even as they continue to suffer terrorist attacks, security infancies have been near the lowest on record since the war began. iraqi forces had taken the fight to al qaeda. this year sell iraq called incredible elections i drew a strong turnout. a caretaker administration is in place. tonight i encourage the leaders to move forward with a sense of urgency in coming to form a government that is just representative and accountable to the iraqi people. there should be no doubt that the people will have a strong partner in the united states. going forward, and the transitional force of u.s. troops will remain in iraq with a different mission. they will support iraqi troops in targeted counter-terrorism missions and protecting our civilians. a consistent with our agreement with the government come on u.s. troops will leave by the end of next year as our military draws down, are dedicated civilians are moving into the lead to support iraq as a result
the city. >>> koran controversy. a florida minister's plans to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. pastor terry jones insists he will set fire for the koran on september 11th. we'll talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> and close call. a lion at a popular vegas resort tries to take a bite out of his trainer. and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good wednesday morning to you here from "the early show." i'm erica hill. >> good morning. i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> halfway there. >>> there's a lot to get to this morning. we'll talk about that wild attack we just saw in the video. we want to get to politics and the economy as well. oh, there's the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. the video's rough enough. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning because president obama is off to cleveland where he'll unveil business tax breaks. he is also signaling taxes
typical and given the strained relations between iran and the u.s., this is both a political and legal minefield. her family clearly wants her out of there as quickly as possible. >> what about the other two hikers, then, the two young men? >> reporter: yeah, prosecutors are ramping up their case against them. today a judge indicted them on spying charges and their familiesavehe consistently denied the children are spies and said if they cross the border, it was by accident. now, if they do go on trial, would fsarah be forced to come bae ck and testify? the seems unlikely but that's yet another possible cotion. >> i can only imagine what the milies are going through and you have been in touch withhe families. this must be a very diffict time for them. >> reporter: it has been a toug 13 months for them. sara's mom in particular is especially concerned about her daughter's health because sara discovered a lump inst one of h breasts and she's also worried about her daugh ter's mental health because sara's been in solitary confinement this entire time except for one hour a day. we're goin
about most, the u.s. economy. he again accused republicans of standing in the way. >> we don't have time for anymore games. i understand there's an election coming up. but the american people didn't send us here to just think about our jobs, they sent us here to think about theirs. they sent us here to think about their lives and their children's lives and to be responsible. and to be serious about the challenges we face as a nation. that's what members of both parties have now done with this small business jobs bill. and i hope we can work together to do the same thing on middle class tax relief in the weeks to come. >> let's bring in our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, the president, he came out, very forceful, saying, yes, there may be a deal on some tax breaks for businesses, small businesses, but there's a big battle brewing over tax rates overall for the american public? >> that's right, this is nothing new that we heard today in that sense because over the past couple of weeks, this is what the white house has been pushing very hard on and they have been going after re
be moved? the pastor joins us with his take. >>> coming home. iran agrees to release one of the american hikers, now facing a serious cancer scare. what it means for the other two hikers still hoping to come home. >>> and music superstars take broadway. the stars of u2 sput their spin on "spider-man." one of the most-anticipated musicals ever. we'll talk to bono and the edge and get a look at the show everyone is talking about. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, i just can't imagine, just as families were sitting down to dinner, that explosion hit in that suburb, about 6:30. and police say a gas line erupted into a massive fireball that shot 1,000 feet into the air. leaving a giant crater smackdab in the middle of the neighborhood. >> eyewitnesss a quarter-mile away say they felt it. and residents in the neighborhood, said there had been concerned about the gas for some time. >>> but there's a lot of confusion and frustration this morning about what is going on with that florida pastor who had threatened to burn the koran tomorrow on the anniversary of 9/11. had a dramatic press con
"rick's list." my thanks to barbara starr for bringing us up to date on this story. if anything else develops we'll bring it to you as well. we'll also be cactus league on ton -- also be keying on the situation in boulder, colorado, the latest on those fires now declared a state of emergency and also the latest on the tropical storm now going into inland texas and parts of oklahoma. we're worried a little bit about flash flooding so we'll be following that. all that and more here on primetime edition of "rick's list." now my colleague wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> thanks very much, rick. happening now it's a major break from president obama. just weeks after leaving his post the former white house budget director now arguing for a temporary extension of the controversial bush era tax cuts for the wealthy. >>> plus as ohio goes so goes the nation? the phrase rings true as democrats struggling right now to hold on to critical seats in time for november's mid term election. the best political team on television is in ohio right now live with the cnn election express. i'
. this is governor sarah palin. vote for christine o'donnell for u.s. senate this tuesday. >> reporter: o'donnell is up against one of delaware's most popular political figures, congressman mike castle. republican leaders think he is their only chance of winning joe biden's old senate seat. >> if she were, by some miracle to be our nominee, we would lose this seat and lose it by unprecedented numbers. >> reporter: castle has won 11 strait-wide elections in heavily-democratic delaware. in part because he is a proportion rights, pro-gun control moderate, who works with democrats. that's exactly why tea party activists don't like him. >> the republican party has lost its way. they get behind candidates like my opponent, who don't even support the republican platform. who continue to support the democrats' agenda, lock, step and barrel. >> high-stakes. we're here at the smart screen to look at the state of the overall race. let's begin with the senate right now. the magic number for republicans in the senate. they now hold 41 senate seats. they need ten to take control. this is the universe o
. it's quite obvious it's not just the islamic world that is concerned about this. theç u.s. military leaders are concerned enough they have raised the ante by speaking about it, pulling off the effort here by addressing it. their concerns is when the korans are burned it may cause americans in uniform danger in other parts of the world. the burning of the koran is a catalyst to starting more unprovoked violence again americans in uniform. i asked the pastor here about that. what would he think, if he burned these korans and an american was targeted. this is what he had to say. >> yeah, of course. we would feel terrible. that would be a disaster. that would be beyond words. but we are not responsible for that. why don't we point the finger where it belongs. they point the finger at us. why don't we point the finger at them, the people who did it. >> will he burn the korans, that's the big question. i asked him that. he did say this was a message from god for him to burn them. perhaps he'll get another message from his god telling him not to burn them. then, of course, there's the city
with your afro on roller skates doing the bump roll. give it to us. >> the pretenders. you bring your skates in tomorrow. >> that's a deal. hello, everyone. we have today to deal with. a lot of news live from studio 7 at cnn world headquarters. the big stories on this thursday, september 16th, new details on the california pipeline explosion. the owner was going to repair the pipe three times over the last three years but never did. >> it makes me angry because i think they should be more concerned about the people that live around the neighborhoods. >>> and this, almost six centuries after henry viii split from the roman catholic church, great britain gets a visit from the pope. >>> those stories right here right now in the cnn newsroom. up first, this hour, it is the economy. is there anything else? we're following several stories affecting your finances. on the jobs front, a dip in first time unemployment claims, tax cuts and the political debate unfolding on capitol hill. more democrats break with the president, and the housing market, whether have the latest figures on foreclosures. >>>
is preparing to announce his $350 billion plan to get comet rolling again. the swhous avoiding using words stimulus. republicans say it's not enough. and there's a live report from cnn's ed henry following the president in ohio. >>> and the am blog up is and running this morning. >>> so we're hearing from the person that is behind the mosque that is set to be built behind ground zero. the imam says the project will go forward. >>' dresses t he addresses the debate saying "i imvery sensitive to the feelings of the families of victims of 9/11 as are my fellow leaders of many faiths. we will accordingly seek the support of those families and the support of our vibrant neighborhood as we consider the ultimate plans for the community center. our objective has always been to make this a center for unification and healing." the imam just returned from a trip to the middle east promoting u.s.-muslim relations. >> reporter: you never heard him speak, this is what the imam has to say. >> the major theme in islam is the oneness of god. and that we should worship one god, love and adore the one guy. >
september 13th, 7:00. good morning and thanks for being with us, i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. a lot of redskins fans will be going on little sleep this morning after a nail-biting win against the cowboys. it came down to the final play. it looked like things were tied up with no time on the clock. but hold on. there was a holding penalty on dallas. the play was wiped out and the redskins were handed a victory. i don't like how that sounds -- handed a victory. the guy shouldn't have pulled him like that. dave ross will join us coming up in just a few minutes. >> we'll take the victory. >> exactly. >>> a lot of people sleepy eyed because of the game. >> and the vma's. >> a lot of people will enjoy that. >>> tucker that looked ominous with the fog rolling in. >> visibility less than a quarter mile. we have a dense fog advisory to the west until 9:00 this morning. i'll show you the maps and we'll talk about a nice looking monday. as we get into the afternoon. but a dense fog advisory until 9:00. all of the counties in gray. so not t
the president and bring us that tomorrow. >>> we start with the controversy of the pastor that is going to burn the koran. and the imam of the proposed mosque. the imam is speaking out this morning. dan harris has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. here is that op-ed from the imam. in it, he says, quote, we are proceeding. fresh back from his taxpayer-funded speaking tour of the middle east, imam feisal raul, that if america backs down from constructing the center, quote, we cede the discourse and our future to radicals on both sides. the paradigm between the muslims and the west will continue. and meanwhile, overnight, secretary of state hillary clinton joined what has become a coordinated federal assault on that small church in florida, that plans to burn korans on 9/11. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act, that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> reporter: secretary clinton added her voice to a growing government chorus, including general david petraeus, who warned that images of koran-burning could endang
ground zero. he is back in the u.s. after a 15-day trip to proceed proet -- promote tolerance. it was taxpayer funded by the state department. his wife says her husband plans to comment on the controversy over the lower manhattan location in the coming days. president obama is set to propose $200 billion in tax breaks for businesses tomorrow. the latest part of his new effort to prop up a struggling economy. stu varney tells us there is another part of the story you need to hear. stew varney -- sta*u varney is with me now. 200 billion to help the transportation industry, is this round two of the stimulus? >> reporter: essentially it is the latest new stimulus plan. >> which they denied last week they were doing. tphopbt less something comes out this week and it looks like stimulus. >> reporter: just don't call it stimulus. 50 billion for planes, trains and automobiles, largely seen as a give away to unions, unlikely to pass in congress. $2 billion in tax breaks. we don't know the details. accepts very suspicious of the details, again unlikely to pass in the congress. so, big n
jolie told reporters, i have no words. leaders from the state department and the u.s. military to the head of his laumic society of north america are also calling on pastor terry jones to reconsider. >> i'm heartened by the clear, unequivocal of this disrespectful, disgraceful act that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> top u.s. commanders in afghanistan were warn the koran building could put u.s. soldiers at risk. kerry sanders is at the site in gainesville, florida. what is going to go on saturday? is this group going to still burn the koran? are they able to do it? >> this is called the dove outreach center and the pastor jones, as you mentioned, has a congregation maybe of 50. they claim they're going to gather in the field here in front of the chunrch and they'r going to set up a stage and make speeches and then they're going to take the korans, which they have already purchased. some they say were donated. they're going to put them, they say, into a pit, light them on fire and burn them. but there are hurdles that they're going to have to clear tha
. >> anyone who does care about childhood obesity should join us for the bipartisan next thursday in washington. >> that's on the ball. >> mika? >> i'm going to be there. >> thank you. >> have a great weekend. what time is it? >> "morning joe." "the daily rundown" starts now. >>> this is a recruitful bonanza for al qaeda. >> the pressure building. the president weighs in on that florida pastor's plan to burn the koran. >>> 54 days before the critical midterm elections. why's the chairman of the republican party in guam? >>> get this. football great tom brady involved in what's described as a serious car accident in boston this morning. >>> it's thursday, september 9th, 2010. i'm chuck todd. savannah guthrie is on assignment. brady's accident occurred hours ago. but first, let's get to the rundown. >>> president obama came out swinging in cleveland defending the presidency and ramping up criticism of the man who would be speaker and potentially his chief adder is vary john boehner. athna jones on duty for us at the white house this morning. so, trying to find somebody to run agains
that congressman boehner's comments suggest a willingness to agree to the president's position. we all use the middle class as a political football but extends the tax cuts for the middle class fairly quickly to give them certainty and make sure they know they will get help in tough economic times. >> you know there are plenty of people out there, including peter orszag, who until recently, your director of office of management and budget saying there should be tax increases for nobody. now is not the time to be increasing taxes. >> well, harry, i understand what peter argues, he argues we should extend the middle-class tax cuts for two years and have them expire. he believes if the price of doing that is having to extend the upper-end tax cuts that's what we should do. that's not the president's position because, let's be clear, harry, the tax cuts for the upper end, the wealthy, mostly millionaires, that's a $700 billion proposition the next ten years. the president does not believe that we should be borrowing $700 billion, most likely from overseas, to extend tax cuts follow folks, quit
, soledad o'brien joins us with an explosive exclusive just ahead. >>> extreme weather as well. floods, fires, tornadoes, getting the latest on a state of emergency issued in texas after tearing across parts of dallas. also, there's a new storm slowly creeping towards us as well. rob's going to break it down. >>> and president obama pushing new ideas for economic growth and slamming the republicans for putting up road blocks. but will it be the downfall in november. our jim acosta is following that. he's live in washington just ahead. >>> the am fix blog is up and running. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> we begin with the cnn exclusive at that world is waiting to see and now reacting to soledad o'brien's riveting one-on-one with imam rauf. >> the mosque is being built near ground zero in manhattan. the imam has not talked about this until now and telling cnn that he regrets such pain but it may be dangerous to back down now. >> soledad was up late last night and she's here now. what did he have to say? >> i think this is a person that's well-known for being a moderate. in the muslim world, th
's collapse and the ensuing crisis led to a new push to make banks safer. in the u.s. a sweeping financial reform bill signed into law in july imposed stricter capital requirements on banks, yet largely left u.s. regulators to determine those levels. now new international standards may be on the way. this weekend in basil, switzerland, central bankers from 27 countries including ben bernanke agreed to new rules that included substantially raising amount of capital that banks must hold in reserve. banks in the u.s. currently must hold about 2% of their assets in capital or equity to absorb losses in the event of runs or financial panics. under the so-called basil-3 agreement the new international standard would be 7% of assets. but banks would have until 2019 to implement it. the head of the european central bank said the move would help protect against another meltdown. >> what we have decided is commensurate to permit when we have all the standards in place to make the banking sector at a global level much more resilient. and i would say we think we are commensurate to the shocks that we
next to us and then ours was third to go. >> the area is very steep and rugged. it could take several days to get that fire under control. illegal immigrants who cannot get into the u.s. by land coming by sea? authorities just arrested 20 mexicans at san clemente state beach in originange county, california. one woman broke her leg jumping from the boat. meanwhile, the daredevil known as skyscraper man is at it again. dan goodwin climbed up the 58-story millennium tower using suction cups. >> crazy. >> some residents even toasted his climb as they watched him through the windows of their luxury apartments? it's great entertainment really. he was arrested after he reached the top. he calls himself spider dan appropriately raising awareness of the vulnerability of skyscrapers to terror attacks. > >> thing is you get tired of waiting for the elevators with suction cups and then at the last minute will come down. >> meanwhile, president obama detailing his latest idea to jump-start the economy and create jobs with a $50 billion infrastructure spending free and tomorrow the president will
, whether they actually believe there's a moral equivalency there or they don't and they're using it for political purposes. either way, whichever it is, this is not just bad domestic politics for the president, and it is and they know it, for a variety of reasons, including it takes him off the economy and divides him from democrats, which is a big problem on a range of issues, but i almost resist talking about this as a political issue. this is a national security crisis. both of these issues are. you have general petraeus getting involved in a domestic matter of the first amendment issue shows the extraordinary extent to which people in the military are -- men and women overseas think this is a big enough deal, and to have it to be brought into domestic politics and inflamed by republicans, again, out of principle, maybe, out of political purposes maybe, whatever the reason is really a national and international tragedy. and unfortunately the president, for a variety of reasons, is too weak on his own to deal with it. >> i think you're right. howard? >> well, sitting in the pre
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in the times. also with us, mickey edwards, currently director of the aspen institute, rodel fellowships. appreciate both you being with us. the charities are all legit. they seem to be doing good work. what is wrong with this? >> i think what if shows, is that washington is a creative place. there's billions of dollars at stake, these corporations have again des they want to push, and they are constantly looking for ways they can work within the rules to influence members of congress. and they've discovered that one way is to give donations to charities that they have founded that they care about, and that impresses the members of congress, and there seems to be a correlation between those donations to those charities and the positions frequently that members of congress take. >> for the congressperson, besides just doing good work in their community, it's another way of campaigning, it lets them get out there, get local press coverage in a positive way, right? >> it serves a lot of purposes for the corporation. it's a tax deductible gift. they're supporting causes that are quite worthy
. joining us now from the north lawn of the white house austin goolsby the president's adviser. the president was pretty critical of john boehner in his speech in cleveland. boehner sfas the president is serious about finally focusing on jobs a good start would be taking the advice of his recently departed budget director and freezing all tax rates coupled with cutting federal spending to where it was before all the bailouts, government takeovers, and stimulus spending sprees. he is referring to peter orszag the budget director during the obama administration who wrote a piece in the "new york times" this week for the next two years keep tax rates including for the wealthy exactly where they are right now. >> look, i think representative boehner is a little confused about what peter orszag was suggesting and threw in on that second bid let's go back to the final bush budget of 2008 as if that were the gold standard we wanted to return to when in fact that was the final culmination of exactly the policy that got us into this mess. >> to be precise peter orszag was not recommendi
's plan to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. the pastor terry jones insists he will set fire to the koran on september 11th. we will talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> close call. a lion and a popular vegas resort tries to take bite out of his trainer. it is all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8th, 2010. "early" this wednesday morning, "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> hooray. halfway there. a little more than halfway there. there's a lot to get to this morning. we will talk more about that wild attack we saw the video of. we do want to get to the politics and the economy. there is the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning president obama is off to cleveland. we are going to unveil proposed tax breaks to boost the economy ask get people back to work. he's also signalling the texases on the wealthiest ame
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